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Old 05-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a good place to take the kids to camp

I like Livingston State Park but we have gone there a lot. Can anyone make some suggestions. We like to fish off the shore and swim. At Livingston they have a swimming area where the boats can not go and I like that because I feel safer. I'm hoping to find another park that has that safe swimming zone.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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You can try Wolf Creek park. Its just across the lake from the state park. They have a protected swimming area, and you can fish Wolf creek.


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Old 05-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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Double lakes use to be great, I havent been in a long time
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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Huntsville state park is nice..
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #6
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I haven't been camping since I was a kid (28 now) but we used to really enjoy Choke Canyon. No idea what kind of shape it's in now but it used to have all the things you mentioned plus tons of deer that you could throw corn to
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #7
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #8
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Beavers Bend Oklahoma.
Great place for kids. Can bank fish for trout, ride horses and walk trails. Is pretty country also.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #9
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I like Martin Dies State Park. Nice piers to fish off of an a good swimming area. Good hiking trails and a playground if you have little kids.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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Enchanted rock and Huntsville is close.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #11
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can you camp @ georgetown ?
nice lake with nice swim beach...

she wants to go swimming and y'all are sending her to huntsville ?
too many gators
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:49 PM   #12
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #13
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We are here now! We love it. Lots for kids to do. Swimming, horse back riding, fishing, nature center........and with this cool weather, a fire!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #14
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juniper east on texoma. good shallow water for swimming with little ones. easy to get to. and gated at night
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #15
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this is a great place

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:28 PM   #16
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can you camp @ georgetown ?
nice lake with nice swim beach...

she wants to go swimming and y'all are sending her to huntsville ?
too many gators
Yes you can camp at lake Georgetown. Water is low and the swim area is nothing but a gravel beach. Russell park is tent or screened in shelter only and most spots don't have electricity. Jim Hogg and Cedar Breaks parks can do RV/Travel trailer camping and tent camping and most spots have electricity. I've never camped Cedar Breaks but if I was doing it right now that is probably where I would go. Seems like the wind is always blowing across the lake from that direction so taking the kids fishing is tough since it blows the bobbers back toward them to shore.

Check out: Corp of Engineers site (scroll down for the lakes) and TPWD

This summer we already have reservations to go camp at Waco Lake, Bastrop SP, and Lockhart SP. Waco Lake shows to have 2 swimming areas. We're going to stay at Airport Park. It's 4 miles from Hawiian Falls waterpark and only about 10 miles from the Cameron Park Zoo. Both Bastrop and Lockhart have swimming pools.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:26 PM   #18
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Yes you can camp at lake Georgetown. Water is low and the swim area is nothing but a gravel beach. Russell park is tent or screened in shelter only and most spots don't have electricity. Jim Hogg and Cedar Breaks parks can do RV/Travel trailer camping and tent camping and most spots have electricity. I've never camped Cedar Breaks but if I was doing it right now that is probably where I would go. Seems like the wind is always blowing across the lake from that direction so taking the kids fishing is tough since it blows the bobbers back toward them to shore.

Check out: Corp of Engineers site (scroll down for the lakes) and TPWD

This summer we already have reservations to go camp at Waco Lake, Bastrop SP, and Lockhart SP. Waco Lake shows to have 2 swimming areas. We're going to stay at Airport Park. It's 4 miles from Hawiian Falls waterpark and only about 10 miles from the Cameron Park Zoo. Both Bastrop and Lockhart have swimming pools.

Thank you very much for the information
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